41 SELECTED LABOR AND WAGE INDICATORS                                                  
  for periods indicated                                                          
                                                               
            2016   2017   2018 P 2017   2018   2019  
  Ave./Total Ave./Total Ave./Total 1st Qtr   2nd Qtr   3rd Qtr   4th Qtr 1st Qtr   2nd Qtr   3rd Qtr 4th Qtr 1st Qtr p 2nd Qtr p
            w/ Leyte   w/ Leyte   w/ Leyte   w/ Leyte   w/ Leyte   w/ Leyte   w/ Leyte   w/ Leyte   w/ Leyte   w/ Leyte   w/ Leyte   w/ Leyte   w/ Leyte  
                                                               
 Labor Statistics  
  A.  Labor Force Participation Rate (%) 1 63.5 61.2 60.9 60.7 61.4 60.6 62.1 62.2 60.9 60.1 60.6 60.2 61.4  
  B.  Employment Rate (%) 1 94.6 94.3 94.7 93.4 94.3 94.4 95.0 94.7 94.5 94.6 94.9 94.8 94.9  
  C.  Unemployment Rate (%) 1 5.4 5.7 5.3 6.6 5.7 5.6 5.0 5.3 5.5 5.4 5.1 5.2 5.1  
  D.  Employment Services   
        1.  Job Openings Reported (Thou.) 2   418.1 519.2 555.2 - - - - 466.1 528.4 688.0 538.3 565.5  
        2.  Applicants Registered (Thou.) 2   2257.5 2510.2 2568.4 - - - - 529.2 732.5 699.3 607.5 679.5  
        3.  Local Placements (Thou.) 2   2237.6 1917.3 2012.4 - - - - 395.9 571.4 548.8 496.3 523.3  
        4.  Overseas Placements (Thou.)   2112.3 1992.7 608.6 610.7 472.0 301.4  
        5.  Actual Strikes  
          Pending cases3 0 6 0 6 5 b 2 2 0 0 a 2 3 3 3 a
          Newly Declared 15 9 14 2 4 b 3 0 2 2 a 7 3 6 1 a
          Settled/Decided/Withdrawn 8 12 7 2 6 b 3 1 2 0 a 3 2 6 1 a
          Rate of Settlement (%) 53.3 80.0 50.0 25.0 66.7 b 60.0 50.0 100.0 0 a 33.3 33.3 66.7 25.0 a
   
 Legislated Wage Rates (in PHP) 4  
  A.  In Nominal Terms  
  Non-Agricultural    
    NCR    491.00 512.00 537.00 491.00 491.00 c 491.00 512.00 512.00 512.00 c 512.00 537.00 537.00 537.00 a
    Regions Outside NCR 378.50 380.00 400.00 378.50 380.00 c 380.00 380.00 380.00 400.00 c 400.00 400.00 400.00 400.00 a
  Agricultural   
    NCR     
         Plantation 454.00 475.00 500.00 454.00 454.00 c 454.00 475.00 475.00 475.00 c 475.00 500.00 500.00 500.00 a
         Non-Plantation 454.00 475.00 500.00 454.00 454.00 c 454.00 475.00 475.00 475.00 c 475.00 500.00 500.00 500.00 a
    Regions Outside NCR  
         Plantation 353.50 353.50 370.00 353.50 353.50 c 353.50 353.50 353.50 370.00 c 370.00 370.00 391.00 391.00 a
         Non-Plantation 335.00 348.00 368.00 348.00 348.00 c 348.00 348.00 348.00 356.00 c 368.00 368.00 391.00 391.00 a
   
  B.  In Real Terms 5  
  Non-Agricultural    
    NCR    361.56 360.31 460.94 357.87 358.13 c 349.72 360.31 449.91 447.16 c 437.61 460.94 457.41 455.86 a
    Regions Outside NCR 265.24 251.16 342.47 262.12 254.35 c 253.16 251.16 333.63 348.74 c 341.88 342.47 340.72 339.56 a
  Agricultural   
    NCR     
         Plantation 334.32 334.27 429.18 330.90 331.15 c 323.36 334.27 417.40 414.85 c 405.98 429.18 425.89 424.45 a
         Non-Plantation 334.32 334.27 429.18 330.90 331.15 c 323.36 334.27 417.40 414.85 c 405.98 429.18 425.89 424.45 a
    Regions Outside NCR  
         Plantation 247.72 240.64 316.78 244.81 245.49 c 243.29 240.64 310.91 322.58 c 316.24 316.78 325.29 323.41 a
         Non-Plantation 223.48 224.66 300.41 230.01 228.20 c 227.01 224.66 290.00 310.37 c 297.25 300.41 325.29 323.41 a
   
                                                               
        1 Starting April 2016 survey round, the Labor Force Survey (LFS) adopted the 2013 Master Sample Design, with a sample size of approximately 44,000 households as well as population projections based on the 2010 Census of Population and Housing (2010 CPH).  Previous survey rounds were derived using 2000 CPH  population projection. Starting January 2017 survey round, Computer Aided Personal Interviewing (CAPI) was utilized in the LFS enumeration.    
        2 Starting 2014, data were based on the off-line Statistical Performance Reporting System (SPRS). Beginning 2016, data on job openings reported reflect the monthly average instead of cumulative data. Likewise, the Philippine data was estimated as the total of the regional monthly averages.   
        3 Cases of strikes may be disposed by other means outside the scope of the National Conciliation and Mediation Board.  
         4 This includes  basic minimum wage and cost of living allowance (COLA). Starting 2006, annual figures reflect December data. Figures outside NCR represent the highest nominal regional rates in a given category and its corresponding value in real terms.  
         5 Starting 10 November 1990, adjustments in the minimum legislated wage rates were determined by the Regional Tripartite Wages Productiviity Board. Starting 2018, data in real terms were computed using 2012 as base year while previous data were computed using 2006 as base year.  
       a As of May 2019 only.  
       b As of May 2019 only.  
       a Covers January to February data only.  
       b As of August 2018 only.  
       P Preliminary  
    - Not available -  
n.a. Data not available  
   
Sources:  Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC), National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB),  Department of Labor   
     and Employment (DOLE) - Bureau of Local Employment (BLE) and Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)